Winifred Bean: Kickstarter!

posted by on 09.11.2012, under Fashion, Weddings

This past month I was able to work on a project I’m really excited about.  My good friend Angela has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to grow her small business, Winifred Bean, a line of wedding dresses for creative brides.  Another cool thing, I edited the above video for her campaign! (shot by Justin Reid)

I wish Winifred Bean existed when I was wedding dress shopping.  I loved my dress and I feel like I’m cheating on it a little when I say this, but I just adore the simple, cool, chic gowns from Winifred Bean.  I mean, just look:

You can mix and match the tops and bottoms of the dresses until you find something that fits your style.

The funds from Kickstarter will help Angela take the line to the International Bridal Market in NYC this October, where they will be exposed to stores and brides across the US and around the world.  The money raised will also go towards developing a second set of samples so that while the dresses are off at market and trunk shows, she can still hold private appointments out of her home.

Angela became a new mom last year after her first collection was complete. This is her peanut, Julianne!

I believe in Angela and her little dream. I’m so happy to help get her small business off the ground.

Please help support creative independent talent; no donation is too small.  If she doesn’t reach her goal by October 9th, she gets nothing, so spread the good word and share with all the wonderful people you know!




Always a Bride, Never a Bridesmaid

posted by on 03.02.2011, under Animation, Weddings

I can’t wait to protect the bride from evil spirits and guests plotting to curse the marriage.

Yeah, I know.  Most girls are over this job but I really can’t wait to be a bridesmaid.

I will literally put your head back on when it falls off.

Enjoy this little short, animation by motion designer Nicolas Girard.


BHLDN Unveiled

posted by on 02.14.2011, under Fashion, Jewelry, Love, Weddings

BHLDN, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie’s wedding line, launched the site today.  They have everything a bride needs in one place.  Shoes, head gear, gowns, bridesmaid dresses, jewelry and lingerie.

Wedding decor items will debut on the site in May, stylists are available by email and they hope to offer event planning/catering advice in the future.  The shop is only online at the moment and will eventually expand to 2 or 3 stores.

BHLDN ‘s What Kind of Bride Are You test is good for the girl who doesn’t know whether she is a nostalgic romantic, a lady with a twist, a neo-sophisticate or la bohemienne.

It turns out I’m la bohemienne.

Here are some of my favorites:


Crochet and Lace

posted by on 02.10.2011, under Fashion, Weddings

Remember in the 40s when the bride AND the bridesmaids wore wedding dresses?  I think this could come back.

photograph taken at my grandparents’ wedding, 1949

{image via tobacco and leather}

Ralph Lauren Collection featured in this month’s Vogue US.  Just look at all that crochet and lace, off white and ivory.

(Of course you WILL have to get over being the only one in white.  I’m sure you can think of a way to stand out, just don’t make them wear hats.)


Pretty Headgear

posted by on 11.30.2010, under Fashion, Weddings

TAND3M has a new collection of headbands and accessories for you.

Go to the blog to see some real brides in these fun pieces.



Wedding Inspiration – Eileen and Andrew

posted by on 09.21.2010, under Fashion, Weddings

I thought I’d share some photos from my grandparents’ wedding, February 13th, 1949.

Here’s my grandma getting herself ready.  She did her own hair and makeup and rented her dress.  Lately it’s starting to hit me how the wedding is one day and I’ll be wearing the dress for less than 8 hours of it.  I did not inherit her practicality.

Eileen and Andrew Scoppetti, Feb. 13th, 1949.  I love this photo, just look at how happy they are.  My grandpa has this blown up and framed in his house.  It always makes me smile.

The bridesmaids are wearing wedding gowns WITH veils.  I had no idea they did this in the 40s.

I know people don’t do this anymore, but I kind of love the embarrassing, staged photos from weddings of the past.  My parents have the same one in their album from 1975.  I’m not even sure I’m doing a garter toss, but for fun I might make my photographer throw this shot in our line up.  Oh tradition, how you sneak up on me.

My grandparents were married for 57 years before my grandma passed away, but even after all those years of marriage, they would look at each other like this.  They would hold hands when they were shopping and steal kisses when no one was looking.  Yes, they would bicker and argue, their arguments were hilarious, but they were always lighthearted.  They were best friends.  With my own wedding less than two months away, I hope that we are lucky enough to be as happy together as they were.